Don Bodger

Jaimee Kodric is grateful for all the support she received in the Inked magazine cover contest. (Photo submitted)

Inked magazine cover hopeful no longer in the running

Jaimee Kodric is grateful for all the support she received in her…

Jaimee Kodric is grateful for all the support she received in the Inked magazine cover contest. (Photo submitted)
Teresa Williams, Betty Hewitt and Cole Battie putting the massive pile of delivery orders through the till at 49th Parallel Grocery in Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Essentials being provided by 49th Parallel in a thorough manner

Staff at Chemainus grocery store going above and beyond the call of duty to meet demand

Teresa Williams, Betty Hewitt and Cole Battie putting the massive pile of delivery orders through the till at 49th Parallel Grocery in Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Mount Brenton Golf Course in Chemainus has been closed in accordance with a Golf BC directive. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Mount Brenton Golf Club closed until further notice

British Columbia Golf chief executive officer starts the ball rolling

Mount Brenton Golf Course in Chemainus has been closed in accordance with a Golf BC directive. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Chemainus Theatre has postponed the next two shows on its 2020 schedule. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Theatre temporarily suspends operations, postpones next two shows

It’s hoped The 39 Steps and Beauty And The Beast can be staged at another time

Chemainus Theatre has postponed the next two shows on its 2020 schedule. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Chemainus Public Market continues to be spruced up for its eventual grand opening, whenever that finally takes place. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Public Market grand opening delayed indefinitely

People can check out a virtual opening on Facebook March 28

Chemainus Public Market continues to be spruced up for its eventual grand opening, whenever that finally takes place. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary’s Thrift Shop brought in more than $532,000 during the last fiscal year that ended Nov. 30. (Photo by Don Bodger)

One of the Island’s most popular thrift shops also shuts its doors due to COVID-19

Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary worries a long closure will mean a dramatic drop in donations

The Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary’s Thrift Shop brought in more than $532,000 during the last fiscal year that ended Nov. 30. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Kristen Arnold wearing the tournament hoodie and displaying the new toques that would have been unveiled this year. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Midget hockey tournament cancellation comes with a silver lining

Cowichan Valley Memorial event moving to Thanksgiving weekend 2020

Kristen Arnold wearing the tournament hoodie and displaying the new toques that would have been unveiled this year. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Bill Robinson holding granddaughter Adeline, age 3, in Cowichan Bay alongside daughter Leah with Nick, age 5. The celebration of life for Robinson scheduled for Sunday, April 5 at the Cowichan Exhibition Ground’s Mellor Hall is among the many event cancellations due to COVID-19. (Photo submitted)

Long list of events disrupted by COVID-19 around the community

Challenging situation affecting fundraisers, entertainment, sports and more

Bill Robinson holding granddaughter Adeline, age 3, in Cowichan Bay alongside daughter Leah with Nick, age 5. The celebration of life for Robinson scheduled for Sunday, April 5 at the Cowichan Exhibition Ground’s Mellor Hall is among the many event cancellations due to COVID-19. (Photo submitted)
The Chemainus Theatre Festival has joined the growing list of public facilities shutting down temporarily amid the COVID-19 crisis. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Theatre Festival cancels remaining dates of The Marvelous Wonderettes due to COVID-19

Situation to be reevaluated soon regarding upcoming production of The 39 Steps

The Chemainus Theatre Festival has joined the growing list of public facilities shutting down temporarily amid the COVID-19 crisis. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Honourable Marc Miller, Federal Minister of Indigenous Services, meets with Halalt First Nation chief James Thomas last Tuesday at the Halalt office. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Minister and Halalt First Nation chief consult on effects of recent flooding

Community heavily impacted with many damaged and uninhabitable homes

The Honourable Marc Miller, Federal Minister of Indigenous Services, meets with Halalt First Nation chief James Thomas last Tuesday at the Halalt office. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Pamela Ellis is still a very smooth skater on the ice. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Skating a necessity of life for Ellis in her adult years

Teacher marvels at the commitment of young Fuller Lake Skating Club group

Pamela Ellis is still a very smooth skater on the ice. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Grand opening day at the Chemainus Library Saturday. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Official opening puts importance of new Chemainus library into perspective

Large crowd packs into the space to celebrate the remarkable addition to downtown

Grand opening day at the Chemainus Library Saturday. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Cassandra Taylor, left, and daughter Jasmine Taylor lacing up the skates for an ice session at Fuller Lake Arena. (Photos by Don Bodger)

Mom and daughter Taylor-made to skate together

Cassandra Taylor returns to her roots at Fuller Lake Arena as sharp as her youth

Cassandra Taylor, left, and daughter Jasmine Taylor lacing up the skates for an ice session at Fuller Lake Arena. (Photos by Don Bodger)
Chris Hardy reports to work at the Western Forest Products Chemainus sawmill. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Return to work brings some optimism at Chemainus sawmill

Long-time employee Hardy moving on after 35 years at the operation

Chris Hardy reports to work at the Western Forest Products Chemainus sawmill. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Chemainus Secondary School classes are in session Monday as investigators continue to determine who is responsible for two fires at the school in eight days. (Photo by Don Bodger)

District ramps up security, counselling in the wake of two Chemainus Secondary fires

RCMP Investigations Section seeking to find out who’s responsible

Chemainus Secondary School classes are in session Monday as investigators continue to determine who is responsible for two fires at the school in eight days. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Crofton alternate water supply needed to be utilized this week. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Crofton water switched to back-up system

Significant break to the main Catalyst system requires changeover without boil water advisory

The Crofton alternate water supply needed to be utilized this week. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Bill Robinson playing at the beach last summer with the grandkids. (Photo submitted)

Robinson celebration of life now at Mellor Hall

Cowichan Exhibition Grounds site picked due to the need for more space

Bill Robinson playing at the beach last summer with the grandkids. (Photo submitted)
The grand opening of the new Chemainus library is coming up on Saturday, March 7 at 1 p.m. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Grand opening of new Chemainus library on March 7

There will be cake, refreshments, a ribbon-cutting ceremony and more

The grand opening of the new Chemainus library is coming up on Saturday, March 7 at 1 p.m. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Jaimee Kodric is in pursuit of the prestigious $25,000 prize and to be on the cover of Inked magazine. (Photo submitted)

Inked magazine cover hopeful receiving strong local voting support

Chemainus Secondary grad and Ladysmith resident a strong contender for the top prize

Jaimee Kodric is in pursuit of the prestigious $25,000 prize and to be on the cover of Inked magazine. (Photo submitted)
Smiles on their faces say it all about their love of performing for Darrel & Saskia of The Great Plains. (Photo submitted)

Saskia and Darrel deliver high volume of Canadian content

Songs with great storylines to be featured in Chemainus performance

Smiles on their faces say it all about their love of performing for Darrel & Saskia of The Great Plains. (Photo submitted)